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Donating Office Furniture Funds Mission

“We take that merchandise in, that donated product, we turn around and turn it into cash, and then the cash funds the mission, and that helps us build the homes,” says Will Kuebler, ReStore …

Trevor Croley, President of Croley Insurance and Financial, says one of the first business books he read was Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal.” Croley says while he didn’t think it was …

David San Paolo, co-owner of Redneck Nutz, says their goal is to add employees and grow their business. Redneck Nutz is now working with a distributor who does business in eight states. “It’s a …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is an eight-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. Stephanie Anderson, Operations Coordinator for I Pour Life, says companies with the most successful …

Amy Blansit, Founder of Solely Jolie Púr Pallette, says there’s a lack of understanding between employers and employees when it comes to issues such as transportation and childcare. “There’s a lack …

Gregg Scholtens, Executive Vice President for Nabholz Construction in Springfield, Missouri, says the construction industry as a whole lost many craftsmen during the 2008 recession. “I think we …

“One thing that I’ve always told my kids and my dad told me is, no matter what job you ever do, ‘be the very best at it.’ I don’t care if you’re washing dishes in a restaurant, be the …

Fazoli’s Franchisee Jamie Jacobsen and his wife Donna, have wanted to help local not-for-profit organizations since they started 24 years ago. Jacobsen says they also learned the their guest …

“Family has to come first. If your family doesn’t come first, you lose your sense of who you are,” says Andrea Sitzes, Executive Director of Show Me Christian County Economic Development. …

Karen Thomas, President of Oxford Healthcare and Advanced Telehealth Solutions says if you stand still, you’re falling behind. Thomas says complacency is dangerous and you must constantly strive to …

“What we’ve tried to accomplish is more of an experience,” says David Burnett, Mt. Vernon Community Bank President, Mid-Missouri Bank. Burnett says customers should feel free to come in and use …

Brenda Jackson, Director of Business Development for Grooms Office Environments says one of the most satisfying things about being an entrepreneur is seeing the effect on her sons. Jackson, who owned …

Tom Jennings, who co-owns TommyHawks Axe House with his wife Kacey, says veterans bring a lot of the values instilled in them by military service to civilian jobs. Jennings says employers can benefit …

“A lot of employers don’t realize that vending can be an extension of their employee benefits,” says Emily Kinney of Kinney Vending. Kinney says businesses can use their vending program to …

Steve Kitrel, Regional Manager with USA Mortgage, says there are several factors to consider when a realtor selects a lender. Kitrel says you should find a relationship-based lender that treats you …

Rachel Anderson, Acting Director at The efactory, says they commonly see entrepreneurs who focus on only one aspect of their business. “It’s hard to be the jack-of-all-trades when you do have a …

“All I can say is, be very careful who you sell your business to,” says Leroy Schaefer with Sunbelt Environmental Services. Schaefer, who is selling his Sunbelt Solar and Sunbelt Environmental …

“I love the opportunity to engage in the local business community, but I also recognize part of our responsibility is not just to serve our clients, but to raise up all individuals in the …

Ultimately, I was trying to do everything myself — owner, chef, grocery shopper, all of the titles that generally small business owners have — I was trying to do it all,” says Katie Baker, …

“Financially stable is a big deal. A lot of guys that were waiting on the next check to keep the doors open, they were gone immediately,” says Sean Thouvenot, Vice President of Branco …

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